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Grade-two listed Victorian terrace was left a shell

Seven in hospital after flats blaze

Seven people have been taken to hospital following a fire at a high rise block of flats in South London.

Safety warning as 1,000 fire jobs axed

More than 1,000 firefighters' jobs have been axed under the Government's "savage" spending cuts, with fresh losses in the pipeline, the service's main trade union says today.

London landmark goes up in smoke

A famous building in London's West End caught fire yesterday, sending thick plumes of smoke rising over the heart of the capital.

A&E delaying ambulances

To transfer patients from ambulances to hospital accident and emergency units takes more than 15 minutes in a fifth of cases.

Oil site blaze under control

A major blaze at a waste oil storage site was brought under control today after more than 60 firefighters worked through the night.

Boy killed in river tragedy named

A 12-year-old boy who died after falling into a river while playing on a rope swing with friends during the bank holiday weekend has been named by police.

Third body found near double-murder site

A third body has been found within a few hundred yards of where two men were found dead by the side of a road, police said today.

Rain helps dampen heathland fires

Heavy spells of much-needed rain are expected to aid firefighters continuing to battle heathland fires burning across the UK, forecasters said today.

Andreas Whittam Smith: Our aversion to risk turns civilian heroes into cowards

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Video: UK wildfires continue to rage

Hundreds of firefighters have been tackling heathland blazes across the UK, including at the Queen's Balmoral estate in Scotland. .

Firefighters battle to control blazes

Heathland fires were still raging across parts of the Scottish Highlands, Ireland and England yesterday after an extended dry spell.

Man killed in gyrocopter crash

The light aircraft crashed in a field near Old Sarum Airfield, north of Salisbury, Wiltshire a spokesman for Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

Inmates set fire to detention centre

Rioters at an Australian immigration detention centre have set fire to several buildings, climbed onto rooftops and hurled tiles at officials who are scrambling to bring the protest to an end.

Video: Dangling 'burglar' rescued by firemen

A suspected burglar has been rescued in China after he was found hanging from the side of a six-storey building.

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